Utah State University Recreation Technician Crew Corpsmember UCC/USFS in Vernal, Utah
Recreation Technician Crew Corpsmember , Utah Conservation Corps & USFS Ashley National Forest
Apply by: April 19th, 2021 (or until filled up to May 1, 2021)
How to apply: Submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references.
Position Location: 355 N. Vernal Ave Vernal, Utah
The Utah Conservation Corps (UCC) in partnership with the Ashley National Forest is advertising a Forestry Technician (Recreation) Corpsmember. This is an approximately 3 to 4 months (up to 16 weeks) full-time work experience from mid-May through mid-August 2021.
The Utah Conservation Corps (UCC) is Utah's award-winning, and nationally recognized statewide Conservation Corps headquartered in Logan, Utah at Utah State University's main campus. The UCC has been Utah's largest environmental AmeriCorps program since 2001, completing service work on public lands, in communities, and with various organizations throughout the state. UCC will recruit and hire the selected candidate providing personnel and Human Resources (HR) needs during the placement. https://ucc.usu.edu/
If you have questions about this Forestry Technician (Recreation) Corpsmember opportunity, please contact:
Joseph Ellsworth, Recreation Technician, on the Vernal Ranger District, firstname.lastname@example.org, 435-781-5179, or
Amber O'Quinn of the Utah Conservation Corps, email@example.com, 206-554-1270.
A Recreation Technician Corpsmember performs assignments in support of the Recreation program located at the Ashley National Forest's Ranger's Office in Vernal, Utah. The forest is interested in filling one Recreation Technician Corpsmember position from mid-May until Mid-August, with the possibility of extending later into the fall season depending on workload and budgetary considerations.
Duties include but are not limited to: Contacts visitors to provide information about recreation regulations, opportunities, and current restrictions. Provides information on resource management practices in the area. Conducts routine maintenance and repairs at campgrounds, yurts, and Guard Stations.
Checks for compliance with regulations, issues notices for common violations, and reports other violations to supervisor. At designated fee sites, collects monies from sale of recreation use permits, safeguards money and unused permits.
Assures recreation area and trails are maintained in accordance with standards. Constructs and rehabilitates minor recreation facilities and trails.
Makes safety checks of public use areas and takes corrective action.
On occasion, directs or leads one or two lower grade employees engaged in recreation maintenance and/or contract work. Makes day-to-day assignments and ensures quality of completed work.
An independent, self-motivated, creative, and resourceful individual able to work with diverse groups of people.
A cooperative manner and the ability to serve as part of a team, but the ability to work independently.
Work a flexible schedule, including some evenings and weekends.
Valid driver's license and good driving record. Drive government vehicle as required for position.
Must successfully pass a fingerprint criminal history background check.
Regular and reliable attendance and dependability.
Strongly prefer experience in working outdoors
Excellent written and oral communication skills .
Excellent organizational and computer skills.
Ability to commit to the full term of service.
Exceptional listener and communicator who effectively conveys information verbally and in writing.
Strong organizational skills.
Attention to detail.
Ability to effectively prioritize and juggle multiple projects.
Ability to adapt to changing conditions or work assignments.
Excellent interpersonal abilities.
Cultural sensitivity and an ability to build rapport with a diverse workforce in multicultural settings.
Team player who excels at building trusting relationships with customers and co-workers.
Productive worker with solid work ethic who exerts effort in successfully completing tasks.
Dependable, responsible contributor committed to excellence and success.
Self-starter who takes initiative with minimal supervision.
Willingness to learn new skills or techniques.
Along with the online application, please attach:
Resume to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”
Cover Letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application
Document size may not exceed 10 MB.
$15.10 per hour
The environment and physical requirements may change depending on the specific function of the work each department performs. Incumbents may be in both indoor and outdoor environments. Indoors, in an office space, event space, or public space are protected from weather conditions, but not necessarily from temperature changes. Incumbents may nearly continuously sit and often use repetitive hand motion (such as typing).
Outdoors, incumbents may not be protected from weather conditions and may be exposed to extreme heat and extreme cold. Additionally, indoor or outdoor work environments may include being confined or in narrow spaces for periods of time. The incumbent may also be exposed to loud noises or vibrations from equipment, and conditions that may affect the respiratory system, such as fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases, and poor ventilation. Bending, crawling, and crouching may be required. Incumbents may be required to lift, push, and/or pull objects up to 50 pounds and be required to walk and/or stand for long periods of time.
The Ashley National Forest
The Ashley National Forest encompasses about a million and a half acres in northeastern Utah and southwestern Wyoming. The Forest lies in three geographical areas: the east-west range of the Uinta Mountains, the Green River Basin, and the Tavaputs Plateau. Elevations range from 6,000 feet to 13,528 feet.
Steep canyons, high mountain peaks, glaciated basins, large open meadows, and desert badlands produce a rich diversity of vegetation and wildlife. The grasses and shrubs of the high mountain desert are replaced by pinyon and juniper as the elevation rises. In mid-elevation areas, aspen dominates and becomes mixed with conifer. Higher up, the vegetation changes to conifer forest composed of ponderosa pine, lodgepole pine, fir, and spruce. Wildlife is abundant. Larger species include black bear, mountain lion, moose, elk, mule deer, pronghorn, mountain goats, and bighorn sheep.
Neighboring lands include the Uinta and Ouray Indian Reservation to the south, the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest to the west and north, and a mixture of Bureau of Land Management, State of Utah, and private lands to the east and southeast. Compared with other National Forests, relatively few small tracts of private land lie within the Ashley's boundary.
The High Uintas Wilderness, established by Congress in 1984, comprises nearly one-half million acres in the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache and Ashley National Forests. Within the wilderness, elevations range from 8,000 feet to 13,582 feet at the top of Kings Peak, the highest mountain in Utah. The Uinta Mountain range runs east to west, from the Wasatch Mountains into Colorado. Pre-Cambrian rock formed from sediments laid down 600 million years ago makes up the core of the range. Glacial activity carved deep canyons and left a spectacular landscape of rolling, treeless peaks and stratified ridges interspersed with broad meadows and numerous lakes.
The Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area lies in the northeast part of the Forest. Flaming Gorge Reservoir extends almost 90 miles into Wyoming and offers outstanding fishing and boating opportunities. Record-breaking German brown trout and large lake and rainbow trout have been taken from its waters. The Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area has three marinas and many campgrounds, some of which are open year-round.
The Green River below Flaming Gorge Dam is a world-famous blue-ribbon trout stream. The Little Hole National Recreation Trail parallels the river 7.3 miles from the Dam to the Little Hole Recreation Complex.
About Vernal, Utah
Vernal is situated in Northeast Utah South of Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area and West of Dinosaur National Monument and is the county seat of Uintah County. Vernal has a population of approximately 10,000 people. When combined with the residents of surrounding communities, the population of the Ashley Valley is approximately 15,000. Vernal is 180 miles east of Salt Lake City and 300 miles west of Denver.
Vernal sits at approximately 5,000 feet above sea level. Vernal enjoys four beautiful temperate seasons; the climate is semi-arid with low humidity. Annual precipitation averages 8-12", mostly in the form of winter snow and spring/fall rain. Winter temperatures usually hover in the 20s-30s during the day but will occasionally drop to sub-zero. Mid-summer temperatures can reach 100 degrees, but generally average in the low-mid 90s, dipping into the 50s at night.
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The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.
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Requisition ID: 2021-3495
Street: 320 N Aggie Blvd (2000 W)
Post End Date: 5/1/2021
Job Classification: Non-Benefited
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